School Board Mobilization

On Tuesday, April 22nd, NC HEAT students mobilized to the Wake County School Board meeting to reiterate their demand for community inclusion in the process of revising the memorandum of understanding between the school system and Wake County police departments. Youth spoke in support of passing the budget proposal that would increase pay for school […]

Community Engagement & Story Collecting Training

April showers did not stop the Youth Organizing Institute as we held our Spring Training day April 18-19. Over 15 youth from the Triangle to Warren County spent the weekend in Raleigh at the AFL-CIO office for workshops, story sharing,  and community building. The first half of the weekend focused on the power of storytelling, […]

YOI in Detriot

The Youth Organizing Institute is now a member of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance. Monserrat Alvarez traveled to Detroit, MI as a representative of YOI and met with over 100 organizers throughout the nation. The location of the assembly was chosen by GGJ as a means to further discuss the framework of “No War, No […]

Queernival – Building Southern Youth Liberation

On Saturday, April 12th, The Youth Organizing Institute, iNSIDEoUT, and QORDS held Queernival: a Southern Celebration of Youth Liberation. This was our first joint event as NC Queer Youth Power Coalition, the entity that emerged from Teen Convening of 2013. ​Queernival was an outdoor community event featuring performances by youth bands, young drag performers, an […]